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Public health transitional support funds available for local authorities

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The Department of Health is making available public health transitional support funds for local authorities. Financial support is available …

The Department of Health is making available public health transitional support funds for local authorities. Financial support is available to each unitary and upper tier local authority. This will enable the capacity to manage the change by contributing towards the costs associated with administrating the transition and minimising the diversion of staff and resources from day to day duties and delivery.

The allocation of transitional support is to be issued to your local authority by your primary care trust (PCT). PCT colleagues have been notified of the amount and associated process through a letter and resource limited adjustment. The distribution methodology used is that each area receives a share of £15m, based half on equal share and half on a fixed per capita amount.  Further details are in a transition funding distribution. See the letters and spreadsheet